Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful

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Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful

A place to share the words of others (or your own!) which have been impactful in your life, whether they're serious, poignant, humorous, or just something worth noting.

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I have been a quote collector and quote monger for at least as long as I've been an atheist and probably a good deal longer.  My admiration for those who enjoy reputations as wordsmiths extends even further back, whether we're talking about John F. Kennedy's assertion: "We choose to go to the moon," George Santayana's warning: "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it," or James T. Kirk's deft observation when faced with the dauntingly huge First Federation ship: "Not chess, Mr. Spock ... poker!"

The realm of atheist activism has had its own share of verbal craftsmen and women, from Madalyn Murray O'Hair's: "An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church." to Aron Ra's succinct: "If you can't show it, you don't know it."

Regardless of the topic, these are words which are capable of fomenting inspiration, reflection, and sometimes even action.  They can educate and illuminate the human condition and allow us to better know ourselves.  That said, here is an open invitation to share those words which have been particularly meaningful or impactful or timely or just special to you for one reason or another.

Let's share those words and have fun!

One bit of clerical business: please hold your quotes in the comment area below to 20 lines or 200 words.  One comment should not so dominate the Home page of this group that no other comment is visible.  That way, the briefer comments and quotes of all participants are more likely to be seen, read, and appreciated.  If you have a long quote or commentary, create a post, please.

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Christianity Founded by a Murderer

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 47 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Constantine did what?As he gained power, he became more suspicious of even family and friends. He ordered them to be put to death by various means.MaximianHis father-in-lawHe impelled to hang…Continue

Tags: baptized, escape, guilt, be, repent

Basho

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 16 Replies

“Here, where a thousandCaptains swore grand conquest. . .TallGrass their monument.”― BashoWhat does this quote mean to you? To me it portrays deep deep effort that was for nothing. Deep Deep Wasted…Continue

Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Jan 23. 3 Replies

"The religious right was not born out of opposition to Roe v. Wade. It was born out of opposition to Brown v. Board."~ …Continue

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Would you like your old "Quotation of the Day" quotes republished?

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2017. 12 Replies

I saved the comments from the previous quotations group the day before it was cleared and closed. Its creator feels strongly that people's comments (though they were posted publicly) shouldn't be…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on March 22, 2018 at 11:24pm

Never trust the clergy. If they believe what they're preaching, they're insane. If they don't believe it, they're liars. Either way, they are not to be trusted.
M. Twain

Comment by Patricia on March 22, 2018 at 1:51pm

Its been the ''answer'' for centuries, & look where its gotten us!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2018 at 10:14am

Read Henric Ibson's An Enemy of the People. 

Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 22, 2018 at 10:04am

Mind control, brainwashing, taught to obey, mass-prohibition against thinking, and I call, "mindbinding." Any way you name it, a huge segment of a population programmed to sustain lies, falsehoods, and fed ropaganda by religion and politics 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 22, 2018 at 6:42am

God is a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers – at bottom, merely a gross prohibition for us: you shall not think!
-- Fredrick Wilhelm Nietzsche

Oh, you bet: "you shall not think" ... because if you do think, they and their bullshit both become transparent.  Independent thought by them is a no-no, because in the long term, they can't survive it.

Comment by Patricia on March 21, 2018 at 2:23pm

Yes!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 21, 2018 at 2:04pm

You won't get an argument from me on that point, Patricia.  That's the ultimate point of such a meme as what religion foists on its sheep.

Comment by Patricia on March 21, 2018 at 2:02pm

I still maintain its brainwashing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 21, 2018 at 10:09am

Maciej, an excellent quote. I especially like the line, "I had the more difficulty getting rid of Him [the Holy Ghost] in that He had installed Himself at the back of my head..."

The Holy Ghost installed himself at the back of my head. Yes, that is what happened, subtle shadows reappear when I feel most vulnerable. 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 21, 2018 at 6:36am

Thank you, Maciej, and welcome to the group!

 

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